The HCM City People's Committee on Thursday agreed to implement a plan to relocate 12,000 households living along canals from 2016 to 2020.
The canals include Tham Luong – Ben Cat – Rach Nuoc Len, Hang Bang, Van Thanh, Cau Son, Bui Huu Nghia and Kenh Doi.
The cost for relocation would be more than VND12 trillion (US$571 million).
Thanh Nien (YOUNG PEOPLE)
Report calls for more pepper cultivation
Pepper will be cultivated around the country at no more than 50,000 ha, mostly in the Central Highlands and southeastern region, according to a report released at a seminar held in Gia Lai Province on Thursday.
The Central Highlands and southeastern region will account for 41,500ha, or 81 per cent of the country's total pepper cultivation area. The country targets harvesting 140,000 tonnes of pepper a year. Of the figure, 90 per cent would be for export.
Nhan Dan (THE PEOPLE)
HCM City to move 700 polluting companies
HCM City has nearly 700 production establishments that must be moved out of residential areas because they cause pollution or at a high risk of fire and explosions.
The city's Department of Industry and Trade, at a meeting with the People's Council on Thursday, said that districts with a high number of polluters were Cu Chi, District 9 and Binh Chanh. Of the city's 24 districts, only District 5 and Phu Nhuan District do not have polluting production establishments.
Tuoi Tre (YOUTH)